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Chelsea FC Notable captains

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Chelsea FC Notable captains

Chelsea FC notable captains? Which Chelsea captains have won the most for the Blues? Which captains have been the best leaders? Well if you’re wondering, we have a list of all the Chelsea FC notable captains.

Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, the club’s home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge.

Nicknamed the Blues, Chelsea won the First Division title in 1955, followed by various cup competitions between 1965 and 1971. The past two decades have seen sustained success, with the club winning 21 trophies since 1997. In total, the club has won 27 major trophies; six titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Super Cup.

John Terry

The best Chelsea FC captain in recent history has been easily John Terry. He has won every trophy that you can as a footballer in England. Terry has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Community Shield and the Europa League.

Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led them to five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004. He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.

Following Desailly’s retirement, new Chelsea manager José Mourinho chose John Terry as his club captain, a choice which was vindicated throughout the 2004–05 season as Chelsea won the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion with the best defensive record in Football League history with the most clean sheets and the most points accrued. He was voted Player of the Year by his fellow professionals in England.

He is the best of our Chelsea FC Notable Captains list in our opinion with Dennis Wise following closely behind.

Dennis Wise

Chelsea FC most notable captains Dennis Wise

Wise signed for Chelsea on 3 July 1990 for a then-club record fee of £1.6 million. In his first season with the club, he scored 13 goals in 44 matches as Chelsea finished in 11th place.

Wise’s former Wimbledon teammate Vinnie Jones joined Chelsea prior to the 1991–92 season, and the intimidating presence of his fellow Londoner in the middle of the park seemed to help him rediscover his best form.

Wise was Chelsea’s top scorer for the season with 14 goals from midfield, with perhaps his best performance coming in a 2–1 victory away to Liverpool on 1 February 1992; Chelsea’s first league win at Anfield since 1935.

So who are the recent most notable captains? Well John Terry is the most recent notable captain. The defender is a legend at Stamford Bridge. Terry’s devotion to Chelsea is such that he refused to play for another Premier League team after leaving Chelsea.

Terry now plays for Aston Villa in the Championship. But he may help Aston Villa back up to the Premier league after being named in the Championship team of the year.

Current Chelsea captain? Gary Cahill is the current Chelsea captain after John Terry left. Cesar Azpilicueta is the vice-captain.

Chelsea FC Notable Captains list

Captain Nationality Honours as Captain
Roy Bentley Chelsea FC Notable captains England 1955 First Division
1955 FA Charity Shield
Terry Venables Chelsea FC Notable captains England 1965 Football League Cup
Ron Harris Chelsea FC Notable captains England 1970 FA Cup
1971 European Cup Winners’ Cup
Colin Pates Chelsea FC Notable captains England 1984 Second Division
1986 Full Members Cup
Graham Roberts Chelsea FC Notable captains England 1989 Second Division
Peter Nicholas  Wales 1990 Full Members Cup
Dennis Wise Chelsea FC Notable captains England 1997 FA Cup
1998 Football League Cup
1998 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. UEFA Super Cup 1999
2000 FA Cup
2000 FA Charity Shield
John Terry Chelsea FC Notable captains England 2005 Football League Cup
2005 FA Premier League
2005 FA Community Shield
2006 FA Premier League
2007 Football League Cup
2007 FA Cup
2009 FA Cup
2009 FA Community Shield
2010 Premier League
2010 FA Cup
2012 FA Cup
2012 UEFA Champions League
2013 UEFA Europa League
2015 Football League Cup
2015 Premier League


Current Club Captain: Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill is the club captain for Chelsea for the 2018-19 season. He has not played regularly and hence the captain’s armband has gone to Cesar Azpilicueta on most matchdays. However, Cahill, who has won every club level trophy with Chelsea in Europe, remains the club captain for the Blues for this season.

See also…

Chelsea Player salaries

Chelsea Managers List

The Chelsea FC biggest losses/defeats ever-Records

Biggest ever Chelsea wins-Records